Democrat Joe Biden who won the US presidential election according to projections of the country’s leading media outlets, plans to unify the American society and make the US respected around the world again.
“The people of this nation have spoken. They’ve delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory,” he said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday. “We’ve won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of the nation. Seventy-four million. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but to unify, who doesn’t see red states and blue states, only the United States,” Biden added.
“I sought this office to restore the soul of America, to rebuild the backbone of this nation, the middle class, and to make America respected around the world again. And to unite us here at home,” he emphasized.
“Tonight, the whole world is watching America, and I believe, at our best, America is a beacon for the globe. We will lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example,” Biden noted.
Time to put away the harsh rhetoric
Biden has also urged his supporters to stop treating opponents as enemies.
“Now, let’s give each other a chance. It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again,” he said. “We have got to stop treating our opponents as enemies. They are not enemies. They are Americans,” Biden noted.
“This is the time to heal in America,” he added.
On November 3, American citizens headed to the polls to elect 435 representatives to the House, 35 senators out of 100 to the Senate, and the President and Vice President of the United States. The vote counting is still underway, though the leading US media outlets project that the Democratic nominee has won the presidential election.
According to the figures provided by Fox News, the sitting president Donald Trump garnered 214 electoral votes, whereas Biden – 290 (270 are required to win). Biden has announced his election victory, whereas Trump claimed he would state his case on the voting results in court.